Sabriyah Hassan is just your average Brooklyn Girl in a Baltimore World. Well not quite. As the President and Founder of Team Triumphant, a Baltimore City based academic, cultural enrichment, arts and community service program, Sabriyah’s been working since 2010 to make a meaningful change in the everyday lives of Baltimore’s inner city youth. Growing up in the inner city of Brooklyn, NY, Sabriyah is able relate to the obstacles Baltimore’s youth are faced with on a daily basis. Always quick to boast that she IS a product of the inner city, Sabriyah has worked extremely hard in order to help people rethink just what the product of the inner city resembles.
Using alternative outlets such as poetry, fencing and entrepreneurial training, Team Triumphant aims to provide youth with supplemental educational and extracurricular services that promote creative thinking, develop strong problem-solving skills, build self-esteem and improve physical and mental well-being. One of Team Triumphant’s current community-based projects includes “Belles and Bros in Business,” a youth business development initiative coupled with a prom attire giveaway program that travels to local high schools donating new and gently used prom attire to students in need. This past October, Team Triumphant, Inc. launched Beats to the Streets, a hip hop and dj program that meets with youth in the McElderry Park neighborhood of Baltimore City. Through the Beats program, youth are challenging the stereotypes of hip-hop music while bringing awareness to their everyday struggles.
Sabriyah is a 2002 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park where she received a B.A. in Spanish (yes, she said Spanish) and Baltimore’s Loyola University where she received her M.Ed in Educational Leadership. In 2014, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake awarded Sabriyah with the Mayor’s Business Recognition Award. In 2015 she was recognized as a Greater Baltimore Dunkin Donuts Community Hero and graduated with the Inaugural Class of the Maryland Out of School Time’s Emerging Leader’s program.
When Sabriyah is not engaged in some fun and innovative activity with Baltimore’s youth, she enjoys spending time with her own 10-year-old brilliant son, Jibril and teaching him the components that come with “being MORE TRIUMPHANT.